Racial disparity? Panel presents on race and the law

(L-R): Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law Judith Scully, Jamie Klapholz, Laila Abdelaziz and Thania Clevenger. Photo by SeanCarlo Lopez. On Oct. 14, a panel at Stetson Law presented on racial disparity and the law.  In April, a Tampa Bay Times story that received public outrage and national attention revealed that Tampa, Florida, police were disproportionately issuing tickets to people riding bicycles in… » Read more


Stetson professor honored at annual Inns of Court

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob (left) and Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz. Stetson University Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob received this year’s Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award on Jan. 28 during the annual Inns of Court Banquet in St. Petersburg. This year’s lecture and award ceremony took place at the Mirror Lake Lyceum in St. Petersburg. Jacob J.D. ’59… » Read more


John T. Berry presented with Stetson’s Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award

John T. Berry, legal division director of the Florida Bar, was presented with this year’s Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award. Stetson established the prestigious public service award for Wm. Reece Smith Jr. more than two decades ago. (L-R): Wm. Reece Smith III, John T. Berry and Stetson Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz. Berry is an expert in judicial education, ethics and professionalism who established… » Read more


Wm. Reece Smith Jr., legendary Florida lawyer and law professor at Stetson University College of Law, has died

Legendary Florida lawyer William Reece Smith Jr., who served for decades as a distinguished professorial lecturer at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla., died on Jan. 11. Smith was 87. Wm. Reece Smith at Stetson University College of Law Smith joined the Carlton Fields law firm in Tampa, Fla., in 1953, most recently serving as chairman emeritus. In 1954, he joined Stetson’s teaching… » Read more


May 19- Stetson University College of Law recognizes Mary Alice Jackson with Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award

Stetson University College of Law recognizes Mary Alice Jackson with Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award 2004 05 19Frank KlimExecutive Director of Communications(727) 562 7889Gulfport, Fla. Stetson University College of Law announces the recipient of the 2004 William Reece


March 2- Stetson Law seeks nominations for the 2004 Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award

Stetson Law seeks nominations for the 2004 Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award 2004 03 02Aaron ReincheldCommunications Specialist(727) 562 7381Gulfport, Fla. Stetson University College of Law is seeking nominations for the 2004 William Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award.